Maastricht Academy of Music

The Maastricht Academy of Music, Dutch: Conservatorium Maastricht, located in the city of Maastricht, is one of nine music academies in the Netherlands. The academy is a faculty of the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Zuyd in Dutch) for the Bachelor programme and the "Zuid Nederlandse Hogeschool voor Muziek" for the Master programme, in co-operation with the Fontys Academy of Music and Performing Arts. The academy provides advanced vocational training.

Maastricht Academy of Music
Conservatorium Maastricht
RectorJoachim Junghanss
Administrative staff
Undergraduates350 (and 100 pre-college)
AffiliationsAEC European Association of Conservatoires - ELIA European League of Institutes of the Arts

The music academy collaborates with the two other art faculties of the Zuyd University: the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and with the Faculty of Arts and Culture of Maastricht University.

Programs and degrees offeredEdit

The Maastricht Academy of Music has departments for European classical music, Jazz, Musical composition, and Opera. The academy proposes a 4 years Bachelor's programme (BMus and BMus ed.) and a two years Master's programme (MMus).

From 2009, the Maastricht Academy of Music will offer a joint master's degree with the Maastricht University.[1]

International orientationEdit

The number of foreign students is ca. 65% from more than 45 different countries and many international members of teaching staff. The principal language of education is English and Dutch students may request to take exams in Dutch.

The academy collaborates and has international exchange programmes with leadings music schools in Europe, such as the Hochschule für Musik Köln (Cologne), (Germany); the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, (Belgium); the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien; and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, (Austria).


  • 1962: Founding of the academy.
  • 1965: New building at Bonnenfantenstraat 15, Maastricht (architect: P.H. Dingemans).
  • 2001: The academy becomes a faculty of the Zuyd University.
  • 200?: Creation of the Zuid Nederlandse Hogeschool voor Muziek for the Postgraduate programme in co-operation with the Fontys Conservatorium.
  • 2009: Start of a joint master's degree with the Maastricht University.

Festivals and competitionsEdit

Since 1990, the Conservatorium organizes an annual festival. Themes were:

Since 2001, the conservatorium organizes the Music Awards Maastricht, an annual competition, in collaboration with the Rotary International.

Conservatorium Maastricht peopleEdit




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Coordinates: 50°50′42″N 5°41′13″E / 50.84500°N 5.68694°E / 50.84500; 5.68694